A new compilation of the best 250 hospitals in the U.S., compiled by an online healthcare resource site, includes three hospitals in Massachusetts as being among some of the best nationwide.
Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington ranked among the top 50 best hospitals in the country, according to the new list from Healthgrades. Included in top 250 are Lawrence General Hospital and Salem Hospital.
North Shore Medical Center Union Hospital is included on the list as a facility of Salem Hospital, but it is no longer operational. The plan for the Union Hospital site was to build senior apartments.
The list of the top 250 hospitals are in the top 5% nationwide "in overall clinical excellence for the current year," the website said.
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